Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 49.8 % in 2020 in Spain, according to ACEA. This is 17.2 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Spain reached an all time high of 87.2 % in 1991 and an all time low of 30.0 % in 2010. When compared to Spain's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 46.9 %, 37.8 % in Italy and 44.2 % in Portugal in 2020.
Spain has been ranked 17th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
A petrol engine (known as a gasoline engine in North America) is an internal combustion engine with spark ignition, designed to run on petrol and similar volatile fuels.